The AAT Access Award in Business Skills offers students at Level 1 the opportunity to develop key practical skills used in every business as a route into employment.

On completion of this qualification, you will also be equipped with a strong foundation to progress to further study with AAT in either accountancy or bookkeeping.

This qualification will particularly suit those with minimal work experience or require additional support to progress. This may include younger students, those on traineeships seeking basic employability skills, adults seeking to validate their existing skills to enter into the workplace or those who want to study higher level AAT qualifications but would like to test their abilities before progressing further with AAT.

Completing this qualification will develop an understanding of how different organisations operate, across both the public and private sectors. You will learn how to contribute effectively in the workplace by working with others, managing your time, behaving professionally and maintaining security of data. You will develop the skills to identify jobs which match your skills and abilities and to apply for a job using an application form or CV.

Studying this qualification will also equip you with the basic numerical skills needed in the workplace and in life outside work. These numerical skills range from simple calculations which are used most often in business to working with decimals, percentages and fractions, along with applying proportions and ratios.

You must successfully complete one end-of-qualification assessment to achieve this qualification. The proportion of this qualification assessed by external assessment is 100%.

All assessments in this qualification are:

  • Set and marked by AAT
  • Computer-based
  • Time limited
  • Scheduled by training providers or assessment venues
  • Take place at approved centres and venues under controlled conditions

This qualification is not graded. To pass the qualification, you must pass one mandatory assessment.

AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of this AAT Access Award in Business Skills. However, the ability to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience is a valuable skill in any role and in any type of business.

For the best chance of success, we recommend you begin your studies with basic English. Basic numeracy will be developed within this qualification, so is not required before starting study.

All students must register with AAT to study their AAT short qualification. The annual AAT student registration fee allows students to:

  • Study AAT short qualifications
  • Sit AAT assessments
  • Access a range of study resources which support successful study progression

On completion of this qualification, you will have gained an understanding of the ways in which businesses process sales and purchases and the documentation and procedures used to move goods and services between businesses.

This qualification will particularly suit those with minimal work experience or require additional support to progress. This may include younger students, those on traineeships seeking basic employability skills, adults seeking to validate their existing skills to enter into the workplace or those who want to study higher level AAT qualifications but would like to test their abilities before progressing further with AAT.

Completing this qualification will develop an understanding of how different organisations operate, across both the public and private sectors. You will learn how to contribute effectively in the workplace by working with others, managing your time, behaving professionally and maintaining security of data. You will develop the skills to identify jobs which match your skills and abilities and to apply for a job using an application form or CV.

Studying this qualification will also equip you with the basic numerical skills needed in the workplace and in life outside work. These numerical skills range from simple calculations which are used most often in business to working with decimals, percentages and fractions, along with applying proportions and ratios.

You must successfully complete one end-of-qualification assessment to achieve this qualification. The proportion of this qualification assessed by external assessment is 100%.

All assessments in this qualification are:

  • Set and marked by AAT
  • Computer-based
  • Time limited
  • Scheduled by training providers or assessment venues
  • Take place at approved centres and venues under controlled conditions

This qualification is not graded. To pass the qualification, you must pass one mandatory assessment.

AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of this AAT Access Award in Business Skills. However, the ability to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience is a valuable skill in any role and in any type of business.

For the best chance of success, we recommend you begin your studies with basic English. Basic numeracy will be developed within this qualification, so is not required before starting study.

All students must register with AAT to study their AAT short qualification. The annual AAT student registration fee allows students to:

  • Study AAT short qualifications
  • Sit AAT assessments
  • Access a range of study resources which support successful study progression

On completion of this qualification, you will have gained an understanding of the ways in which businesses process sales and purchases and the documentation and procedures used to move goods and services between businesses.

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